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Don’t Miss: Peaceful Playgrounds Recess Program Presentations at Connecticut PE Conference

  The Connecticut PE Conference will feature Carrie Flint from Peaceful Playgrounds presenting on the Peaceful Playgrounds Recess Program and strategies for a successful school recess experience for students and staff.   Carrie Flint, Musical PE [...]

Deadline approaching for Community Change Grant program

America Walks is excited to announce another round of the popular Community Change Grant program. This program will award grantees $1,500.00 in community stipends for projects related to creating healthy, active, and engaged places to [...]

By |October 25th, 2018|Categories: Announcement|Tags: , , |

Equity Matters in Education – Low income schools receive recess less often.

Equity Matters: Recess Equity matters in public education. When you do some searching you’ll find that there is a disparity between wealthy and low-income public schools who receive recess. According to the Center for Public [...]

By |October 11th, 2018|Categories: Announcement, Recess|Tags: , , , |

Alternatives to withholding recess for discipline issues

Discipline Alternatives to Withholding Recess  I received this question from a parent.  Regarding her child's school withholding recess games for discipline reasons. "My child’s school has started using Peaceful Playgrounds and the children [...]

Apply today for a SHAPE/Skillastics Grant Opportunity

Apply Today: $10,000 Physical Activity Grant Program Skillastics® and SHAPE America are partnering for the second annual Skillastics Physical Activity Grant Program. Skillastics will award five grants to elementary, middle and/or secondary health and physical [...]

By |September 20th, 2018|Categories: Announcement, Grants|Tags: , , , |

Play Nice Newsletter on Playground Discipline

Discipline on the Playground Guidance for Playgrounds Supervisors & Staff Discipline on the playground is a challenge at most school sites.   Most schools, however,  strictly enforce classroom rules and procedures in order to maintain a [...]

SHAPE America’s Impact Grants Apply Now.

SHAPE America’s Impact Schools grant program will provide much-needed funds and professional development opportunities to schools to enhance health and physical education programs in high-need areas across the nation while helping teachers continue their studies [...]

By |September 13th, 2018|Categories: Announcement, Grants|Tags: , , , , |

WA PTA Resolution in Support of Recess

Washington PTA: 11.27 BEST PRACTICES – RECESS AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY Resolution passed 2018 Whereas, children’s physical fitness and children’s engagement in physical activity are associated with greater academic achievement and cognitive functioning, and increased physical [...]

By |September 5th, 2018|Categories: Announcement, Featured Articles, Recess|

National PTA Resolution in Support of Recess

School Recess Whereas, Children’s physical fitness and children’s engagement in physical activity are associated with greater academic achievement and cognitive functioning; andWhereas, Elementary school children who have more recess time have been found to have [...]

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